I have worked with so many amazing couples. You can head over to WeddingWire.com to read their reviews, but I have also listed some of the reviews below for your reading pleasure.
When we booked our wedding venue, one of our primary concerns was photography as the lighting within the location was very dim. In addition, my family along with my Husband's are Dominican/Haitian so we worried that our photographer would not be able to properly photograph variations in skin tone. We found Konrad after our venue suggested a list of vendors and we instantly fell in love with his work. Konrad has an amazing eye and he is a lighting specialist. He uses a variation of lighting as well as storytelling to capture the most magnetic photography! He worked well with the venue to stage lighting where needed and there were no issues in photographing people of color. On top of that, he is professional, hysterical, and provided direction when it came to posing for our wedding photos. After the wedding, we received a first look of photos within 3 days and we were FLOORED over how beautiful the images were. We then promptly received our photos within 4 weeks as agreed. Everyone in my wedding party loved him and his work and he truly captured the magic that my husband and I experienced on our day. One of the best things I loved about him was that he understood the theme we were after and how we wanted our day to play into this rustic new age fairy tale. He delivered! We will absolutely recommend him to any of our friends/family and will continue to book him for our future photography needs!
Working with Konrad was a dream. He’s a true professional. He doesn’t just take pictures and capture moments, but creates them. From our engagement shoots to our ceremony and the reception shenanigans to follow, Konrad was able to capture priceless candids and staged incredible still shots that do not look rigid or staged at all. His photos are seriously photographic masterpieces.
Konrad was an amazing photographer. We had him shoot for our wedding day and he was spectacular. First of all, he is a professional. We had amazing communication leading up to the wedding. During the wedding, he was so creative with his shots and you could see he is passionate about his work. He took shots that we asked for the day of also. Konrad was so creative in what shots he came up with on the spot. He sent us a preview of about 80 photos 3 days after the wedding!! So fast and they were all beautiful. We would recommend Konrad for any occasion. We were so happy to work with him. Konrad was so kind as well. He is amazing and a true photographer. You will not be disappointed!
Konrad is an artist, consummate professional and gifted photographer whose presence at our wedding was one of the absolute highlights! He has a way of taking the "perfect" photo and seeing things in a landscape or setting that one might never imagine. He was so easy to work with and accommodated our every request with patience, including organizing our mammoth 22 person bridal party with complete efficiency and poise. His photos are so beautiful that we hang many of them on the walls our home like pieces of art. I cannot tell you how many people have asked us, "Who was that photographer? He was amazing!" since the wedding was over and the photos came back. Out of all of the vendors we hired, Konrad was far and away the best. His quality is unmatched, his professionalism is superlative and he offers all of this excellence at an extremely reasonable price. We hired him for both our engagement photos and wedding photos and were beyond satisfied with both. We really cannot say enough good things about him!
We are so pleased with out wedding photos from Konrad! The pictures he took are absolutely incredible and artistic! I can’t stop looking at them. They are so creative and unique. He completely captured the beauty, intimacy and joy of our wedding day and we are beyond pleased! In addition to Konrad's photo shooting talent, he was very easy to work with. He communicated with us multiple times in the months leading up to the wedding, scheduling phone calls after our work days, designing a timeline schedule for our photos and even giving us necessary homework assignments to make sure we were on the same page before the big day- so that we did not waste any time! If you want the very best photos on your wedding day- go with Konrad! You will not be disappointed!
Simply put, Konrad is the MAN! When we first started looking for a wedding photographer, I looked through hundreds of portfolios until I came across Konrad's. His images just stood out to me in a sea of boring, cookie cutter profiles, and after meeting Konrad for the first time for our engagement session, we needed no further confirmation that we made the right decision. He made us feel at ease and gave us great directions, and of course our pictures came out amazing!
During our entire wedding this past Friday, he basically took over and ran the show. He managed everything, from the timeline, my wedding party, family members, other staff and I just can't imagine what we would have done without Konrad, as my now husband was 2 hours late (not entirely his fault). Konrad's a stand-up guy and a pleasure to work with. He was super responsive and helpful throughout the planning process. But most importantly, he's an artist in every sense of the word. We are simply blown away by the pictures we received from him so far. We still can't stop looking at the pictures and can't wait to get the rest in a couple of weeks. If you're looking for a brilliant photographer for your wedding, book Konrad!
We couldn't have asked for a better wedding photographer! From the start, photography was the most important thing to me. Your wedding lasts one day; your wedding PHOTOS last a lifetime. They're what you'll be looking at for decades to come, showing your children and grandchildren. You can't put a price on memories.
I looked at literally every wedding photographer that served my area on this site. I went through all of their websites and portfolios and spoke to quite a few on the phone, but none of them even compared to Konrad on the quality of their photos or their professionalism. I had spoken to a number of photographers who were, shall we say, a bit egotistical. Konrad's photos were so good that I expected him to be the same way, but he was so down to earth and accommodating. He was easy to talk to and totally on our level. He was really an easy choice for us.
The day of the wedding, he was a dream. We wanted someone who would capture the moment, not stage it, and boy did he! He caught so many moments we didn't even know had happened or never expected to have. He was everywhere all at once and we have some truly STUNNING memories. Like, fairytale right out of a magazine quality photos. We barely noticed he was there and when he did want to steal us away for photos, he was so polite and nice about it that we hardly minded at all. He kept getting excited about the different photos and backgrounds and lighting. He was like a kid in candy store. It was very endearing. When deciding what to put in our album, we couldn't get it below 250 photos. It was just impossible. There were so many good ones. I have no idea how we'll decide what to frame!
Konrad is an amazing artist and I'd recommend him to anyone. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat. I'm quite honored that his thumbnail photo is currently a photo of us and we're now plastered all over his website. I hope he remembers us for as long and as fondly as we'll remember him.
I used Konrad for my wedding at Flowerfields in St James. He was very responsive throughout the whole process, answered all my questions, was super flexible and just nice. I just got my first sneak peak pictures and i'm basically obsessed. It was important to me to get certain pictures and he remembered every single one of them and made sure I got every picture i wanted with family and different backgrounds. I can't wait to see the rest of my pictures :)
Konrad is a true artist and he tries to capture each picture in a special way. We just received all our pictures from our wedding at the end of June (which was very fast!) and we were so pleased with all of them. We have received so many compliments on how beautiful the pictures were. We would recommended him to all our family and friends looking for an artistic and fantastic photographer to capture all those special moments. If you are looking for a skilled photographer Konrad is your guy !
Konrad was the photographer for my wedding in Westport, CT, on May 28th, 2017. He was fantastic! From the very beginning, Konrad was a pleasure to work with. He was highly responsive, professional and provided great customer service.
There are two qualities I'd like to highlight about Konrad. The first is responsiveness. My wife and I generally dislike wedding pictures that are overly posed, cheesy, or sexualized. Konrad asked us about our preferences in detail and even requested that we send him examples of pictures he’s taken that we don’t like, so he could better learn our style. On our wedding day, Konrad did an amazing job taking a blend of the classic and candid photographs that we wanted. He also did a great job of following specific instructions. For example, it was important that we got pictures of certain family members and older guests — Konrad did a fantastic job capturing pictures of the people we requested.
The second quality is value. We have friends that spent 2-3x what we did on wedding pictures with inferior results. Konrad produced high-quality pictures, got them to us quickly, and was willing to create a pricing structure that worked for us. We also had a limited amount of time to take pictures and Konrad really worked hard to capture everything we wanted.
Our only problem with Konrad is that he gave us too many great pictures to choose from! It will be a challenge to pick our favorites. If you work with Konrad, your pictures will be one of the best aspects of your wedding.
My husband and I were just married on 1/6/17 and we have only seen the previews of our wedding from Konrad. They are spectacular!! We are so excited to see the rest of the photos but we couldn't wait to post a review! Konrad and his team are so wonderful to work with. He is a true professional and an artist. Words can't begin to describe some of the photos that he took - his play with light and texture in spaces is phenomenal, and all at a venue that he had never been to before. The man is a genius. He captured the essence of the love in the room, on the faces of our guests and family members. We knew when we met him and after seeing his work on his webpage that he would be fabulous, but we had no idea how fabulous he would be. We are truly honored to have had him document our special day and be part of our family. This will be only the first Konrad experience- there will be many more important family moments he will need to be part of for a long time to come! Thank you so much Konrad!
We found Konrad through Wedding wire and we could not be more happy with our decision to go with him! He is very responsive, punctual & detailed. His work is beyond talented. We got married 3 weeks ago, and received pictures a few days after our wedding! His portfolio speaks for itself. 100% best decision we made. You will not be disappointed using Konrad!
Firstly you only get one chance at your wedding photos that's why i would highly recommend Konrad! After a lot of searching online we knew Konrad was perfect for us the minute we seen his style and finish on photos. We got in touch and Konrad was so friendly and helpful. He understood everything we were looking for. We live in Ireland and although the first time to meet Konrad was the day of the wedding we had our full trust in Konrad as he kept in touch and updated the whole time up to the wedding.Konrad was so professional and done up an itinerary for the day as we wanted to travel around New York on different location shots. He knew exactly where to go and was so creative with his shots. On the day of the wedding we met Konrad and he was so friendly and patient. We had so much fun travelling around the city and enjoyed working with him so much. Konrad made it stress free and relaxed for us and as a result captured our day perfectly. The art of his professional work is extremely extraordinary and the photos exceeded our expectations. Konrad has great attention to detail and our pictures are truly stunning. You don't need to look any further or need a recommendation when the photos speak for themselves!
Konrad and his assistant made our wedding experience absolutely amazing. He gave us direction but always listened to our needs, he was sweet, he made us comfortable and above all he is an absolute artist who is proud of his craft. The photos are stunning - everyone who has seen them is blown away. My husband and I couldn't have asked for anything more!!!
My husband and I planned to be married at a beautiful vineyard venue. The perfect place for outdoor photos... and then came Hurricane Matthew. Konrad seriously saved the day. He and his team turned a disastrous day into what are the most beautiful wedding photos we've ever seen. He was attentive, creative and reassuring. Every guest that sees a picture from our wedding is floored with how amazing they came out. Konrad is incredibly professional, but also friendly and helps keep you grounded on the day of your wedding. He's the best! Go with him and don't look back.
Konrad’s work is impeccable and we are beyond satisfied with the level of professionalism and customer value that Konrad exemplified and provided during our wedding day. All interactions with Konrad, including our initial photo screening and our wedding day, went past our expectations. Furthermore, his communication, time management and preparation enabled us to capture all the wedding photos we wanted and not feel rushed. Konrad always made himself available and ensured that what we wanted he could make happen, which he did. We highly recommend Konrad Photography.
You can't go wrong with Konrad and his team as your photographers for your special day! I was blown away by the preview that Konrad sent me last week. Konrad shot our wedding on 5/7/16 and I could not be happier. Konrad captured the details of the day and told our wedding story better than I could have ever imagined.
I spent a good amount of time researching photographers. I met with a few and ultimately I did not even have to meet with Konrad. He was so professional and straight forward during our phone call, that I immediately felt that I had found THE photographer. This along with the photos on the site made me confident that Konrad would document our day beautifully and that we would be pleased with the result.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures. I cannot wait to see the entire DVD and I know that my parents and in-laws will be over-joyed with their photo-books. Plus the turnaround time is unbelievably fast. Konrad and his crew are top notch in every way.
WOW!!! Words can't express how grateful my husband and I are for coming across Konrad and his team. The second we saw his work on wedding-wire, we were instantly sold! His creativity and eye to detail is immense and we still can't believe the results. Konrad and his team made us feel very comfortable from the very beginning and would give us direction and tips on what to do in order to get the best shots. The results... magazine perfect! The price for his work was very reasonable and my husband and I personally think that he deserves so much more. Konrad's professionalism was evident through the night and he wasn't intrusive at all. The day after our wedding, Konrad was nice enough to send us a few pictures we could show off to our family and friends. Everyone is still talking about our pictures and some asked for his contact for their next event! We are happy to show off his work and we can't wait to see our pictures by Konrad! Once again, Konrad, THANK YOU!!!
I honestly cannot praise Konrad (and his assistants) enough! Not only did our photos come out absolutely beautiful (all of our friends and families are raving about them), he was SO easy to work with. During the months leading up to the wedding, Konrad was responsive and so on top of everything which made us feel so much more at ease. On the day of, he and his team were punctual (early even coming from NJ!), friendly, charming and perhaps most importantly, patient. He was mindful of timing but also open to our wishes and listened to us. It only took him a few minutes to scout locations and determine best shots. During the ceremony and reception, he was nearly invisible and yet managed to get incredible candid photos. I highly highly recommend Konrad!! So kind, easy to work with throughout the entire process and produced incredible work. With him as your photographer, you cannot go wrong!
Konrad is an amazing artist and an absolute professional. We felt incredibly fortunate to have found him. Konrad thoroughly exceeded our expectations. He was a real pleasure to work with throughout the whole process. His eye for capturing the small moments and creating unforgettable images is astounding. Konrad is very detail oriented and helped us plan the day including timings and shot lists. It really made the day move along smoothly. Looking back it's still surprising to see how much he and his team captured without any of us realizing. We will always be grateful for the work Konrad and his team has done and the beautiful memories they captured for us. Thank you!
cannot recommend Konrad enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is going to be nearly impossible to have our album made because we are completely in love with every single picture (over 1500) he took!!!!!!!!
Konrad was wonderful and captured our wedding day perfectly! He was incredibly professional and listened to everything we had discussed. He made sure to carve out enough time for photos, but was very respectful in recognizing that my husband and I wanted to be able to enjoy our wedding day!!! He had many of the photos with various editing techniques ready less than a week later- so impressive!!!!!!!! I know that as a bride I was a bit nervous about how the photos would turn out. I have friends who were so unhappy with their photos. I can tell you as soon as I opened the link Konrad sent all my worries were gone- the pictures were so stunning- and that was only a handful of them! Konrad was a pleasure to work with! I cannot recommend him highly enough! You will be so pleased with your photos and how well he captures the mood and moments of your special day!
If you are looking for artistic wedding photography .. something different, something more creative that stands out above the rest Konrad Kolen Photography is the way to go! Konrad was so kind and helpful on my wedding day, and did his best to make sure I got all of the pictures that I wanted. A few short days later he posted some of our wedding pictures on his blog. I was completely blown away with emotion. His pictures far exceeded any of my expectations, and were more beautiful than I could have imagined. Everyone absolutely loved them! I highly recommend Konrad Kolen to anyone looking for something that goes above and beyond the normal wedding photography. His work is ART! Thank you Konrad!
I cannot say enough good things about Konrad and his photography! Well worth every penny. I received a recommendation from a friend and I am blown away by his work. He traveled down to DC where my fiancé and I did our engagement shoot. He spent an extra hour with us, free of charge, as he wanted to continue taking pictures. We had a very tight time schedule on our wedding day, including our limo service getting lost on the way to our picture location, so instead of having the hour plus time allotted for pictures, we had 10 minutes. Konrad worked his magic and still got amazing pictures with the little time he had. Him and his assistant, Nick were extremely flexible and worked well together to get amazing shots. I have gotten so many compliments on our pictures and he was by far the best decision we made. Thank you Konrad for capturing our perfect day!!
Konrad's work is STUNNING!! My husband and I wanted our wedding to be beautiful, warm, and elegant. Konrad's photos captured conveyed that perfectly. His professionalism and artistry exceeded our already high expectations!
On the wedding day itself, things started off chaotic-- with family, friends, a large bridal party and other vendors at our small apartment. Konrad was charming and pleasant-- but still able to organize everyone effectively!
Because we were getting married in Manhattan, my husband and I wanted to take photos in and around the city. It was more crowded than usual for Valentine's Day, tourists jumped into the photos periodically, and it was below freezing-- it even started snowing at one point. Konrad never slowed down or complained once. He took photos from every angle-- getting down on the ground for several shots. And they came out beautifully!! They really captured the atmosphere.
Konrad was with us for 12 hours on the wedding day-- taking pics of us getting ready, touring NYC, at the wedding ceremony, touring NYC again(!), doing family portraits, at cocktail hour, and at our reception. He also did a special photo session at the end of the night with just the two of us. He worked continuously that entire time!
The whole process of wedding planning was much easier once Konrad got involved. He was very interested in hearing my ideas and he molded the entire wedding day into what we wanted. We exchanged emails and talked on the phone a few times beforehand so we could finalize a timeline that would allow us to capture all the moments we wanted to.
After the wedding, Konrad emailed us some of the highlights immediately. It was such a great surprise to see them on our honeymoon. He posted several other pics soon after and then sent us the full gallery within a month.
Everyone LOVED Konrad's pictures!
Lisa wedding day 1/17/2015
My husband and I cannot say enough about Konrad! Our wedding photos were very important to us and we wanted a photographer who would truly capture the details of our day. Konrad exceeded our expectations. He was professional, prompt, easy to get along with, and went to great lengths to get the photos just right.
Before the wedding he worked with us to set up a detailed timeline and a list of must have photos. Even when our timeline was delayed (by over a hour!) Konrad made sure he got every photo we asked for. One of the most memorable parts of our wedding was sneaking away to take some night photos. No bride wants to be away from her reception for a second but the nighttime photos were absolutely worth it. Plus it was nice to have some private time with the groom.
After the wedding, Konrad immediately started posting preview photos and posted the full blog shortly after the wedding. We had all of our pictures before the date he told us. We've received endless compliments on Konrad's work. We highly recommend him for any bride and groom who value photography.
Searching for a photographer may have been one of the most daunting tasks in the whole “wedding planning” process. It took the most time and energy because you only get one chance to get the pictures right; there are no “do-overs”. After months of searching, we discovered Kolen Photography and couldn’t have been happier with the discovery.
When meeting with Konrad Kolen, we were able to convey what our vision was for our wedding pictures. What we expressed is that while we want the “traditional” portraits for our wedding, we also wanted to have portraits that look more “modern and artistic”; we wanted them to look as though they could be included in a wedding fashion magazine. Konrad understood exactly what we were looking for and was able to meet our expectations on all fronts.
First we met with Konrad for out engagement shoot and when we received some of the pictures we were stunned! They came out better than we could have ever imagined! The engagement shoot was essential as well as we developed a trust with Konrad. We were craving direction and he was able to provide it at all times. Other photographers we met with stated they didn’t like to give directions because they pictures don’t appear “natural”. Well our advice would be to request direction! It felt awkward at first but when we saw the end results were absolutely astonished by the finished result!
The wedding day was no different. Konrad was on time and with us every step of the way. We got great portraits and candid shots that we have rarely seen when looking at other photographers. He made us feel very comfortable throughout the whole day and any request we made for a picture was done.
We haven’t done the wedding albums as yet so I cannot review that process but can tell you that we received all high resolution images in a very timely manner (approximately 2 months after the wedding). Some of our friends had to wait more than 4 months to see all their images.
In addition, one of the most exciting parts of working with Konrad is the posting on his blog. We were able to see a big sampling of our pictures in less than a week! It was a great feeling to see such a fast turnover while still on our honeymoon! We continued to share the beautiful, professional, artistic pics from that blog for months with different colleagues, family and friends (unfortunately, we no longer believe the blog is still up at this time).
We can say without a shadow of a doubt that Kolen Photography will be used to capture all our other milestone occasions in the future.
Konrad is absolutely phenomenal. Photography was one of the most important elements of my wedding to me. I found Konrad through a very good friend who had used him as her wedding photographer. Konrad and I had our first meeting near my home and when I arrived early, Konrad was already there, set up with plenty of examples. I told him that the highest compliment that I could pay to him is that I did not remember him from my friend's wedding at all because he was not obtrusive and did not block the guests' view during the ceremony and other special wedding moments, yet he managed to capture amazing photos. Konrad kept in touch with me just the right amount through the wedding planning process. Konrad did our engagement photos and made my husband-to-be, who was reluctant to be in front of the camera, very comfortable. Konrad took so much time with us and it was clear that he takes great pride in his work. Konrad had our photos to us in just a few days and they were incredible. Before the wedding, Konrad constructed a “day-of” timeline with me to ensure we had allocated enough time to different photos. Everything went smoothly on my wedding day because Konrad was so organized, flexible and patient. My wedding photos are amazing and not cookie cutter at all. They are beautiful images that I will treasure always and bring me instantly back to that wonderful day. Konrad is an absolute pleasure to work with and I highly, highly recommend him. My father, who can be extremely difficult to please and has very high standards, also loved Konrad and told me multiple times on the night of the wedding and the next day how "wonderful" and "incredible" Konrad is. Konrad is truly a talented, amazing photographer!
From the moment my husband and I met Konrad we knew he was different from the other photographers we visited. He was so passionate about his work. He was excited to tell us about the different camera lens he uses and was proud to tell us that he does not use photo shop to edit his photos. The day of the wedding he was organized and professional. The photos came out amazing!! Truly stunning. We received all the photos within one month of our wedding. I would recommend him to anyone who wants artistic photos that are out of the box.
Last weekend Konrad photographed our wedding! He did a phenomenal job from the beginning to end. He was very easy to work with and extremely flexible. He made every detail of our wedding happen. Konrad style is artistic and tradtional. He went above and beyond our expectations. He trully cared about capturing our special day. Our family and friends were all very impressed with Konrad's style and enthusiasm. We can't stop looking through our amazing photos!! Thank you so so so much Konrad!
If there is one word to describe Konrad and his work no other word would be more suitable then PERFECT! Konrad was there for us from the very moment we met him. During our engagement session he went above, way way way above and beyond anything we ever expected. On our wedding day he captured every perfect moment and as we look at the photos today its almost like we are reliving the best day of our lives. Family and friends continue to rave how different and amazing his work is compared to all others. Not only does he work well by himself and assistants but our videographer said Konrad is an absolute pleasure. To have a complaint about him is impossible. One of the best, if not the best investment we made for our wedding day. Thanks Konrad, thanks so much!